‘It will not stand’: Nicola Sturgeon responds to Boris Johnson’s denial of #indyref2 powers
The prime minister has written to Nicola Sturgeon denying her request for a transfer of powers over referendums
- Boris Johnson denies request to devolve indyref2 powers to Holyrood
- “It will not stand” – Nicola Sturgeon responds
PRIME MINISTER Boris Johnson has refused a request to transfer powers over referendums to the Scottish Parliament, insisting another referendum would continue “political stagnation” in Scotland.
SNP condemn Tory benefits ‘mismanagement’ amidst rising number of underpaid claims
SNP analysis shows the number of benefits underpayments caused by official errors has grown by 86 per cent
- Figures reveal 86 per cent rise in underpayments due to DWP error
- “Further proof” of need to devolved full social security powers, SNP argue
THE SNP has accused the UK Government of “mismanagement” of the welfare system, slamming the Conservatives as new analysis shows the number of claimants who were underpaid has almost doubled.
Robin McAlpine: The independence movement's biggest battle is against denial
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine argues that no progress will be made towards Scottish independence until its supporters recognise the reality facing them
IT IS NOW 15 years since a George W Bush strategist scrawled 'we make our own reality' on a whiteboard. That philosophy – when you're powerful enough, you no longer need to be constrained by 'the reality-based community' – now appears to drive the SNP leadership.
General Election analysis: Now is the time of monsters
Discerning the lessons of yesterday’s vote will be difficult; learning from them will be even harder
THOSE WHO will suffer in the years to come – whose pain and deaths will eventually be counted as the true fruit of Boris Johnson’s premiership – will have little use for political analysis. As the morning dawned and appeared even darker than the night which preceded it, those of us attempting to make sense of the General Election result should remind ourselves of this.
General Election 2019: CommonSpace guide to the key battles
CommonSpace takes a look at the key battles in Scotland and elsewhere
AS VOTERS head to the polls in the first winter election in over 100 years, several Scottish seats may become the most watched battlegrounds in Scotland and elsewhere come 10pm.
With pre-election polls predicting either a hung parliament or a narrow majority for Boris Johnson, the results in Scotland could prove key to deciding whether Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn walk into Number 10 Downing Street.
North East Fife
STUC urges Scotland’s trade unionists ‘to vote for social justice’
STUC welcomes positive engagement with its Manifesto for Social Justice from Labour, SNP and Scottish Greens, but receives no response from Conservatives or Liberal Democrats
- STUC Manifesto for Social Justice called on all prospective MPs to endorse the principles of fair work, the right to food and housing, and investment in public services